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Plantar Fasciitis Information from our Sewell Chiropractor

The plantar fascia is a band of thick tissue, similar to a tendon that attaches to each of the bones that form the ball of your foot.  It works similar to a rubber band between your heel and the ball of your foot to create the arch of your foot. If the plantar fascia is short, you will have a high arch and if it is long the arch will be low (flat-footed). If you experience damage to the fascia, a condition known as plantar fasciitis, our Sewell chiropractor is here to help you.

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What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

The pad on your heel becomes thinner and cannot absorb as much shock as it used to when walking. This excess shock causes the plantar fascia to gradually lose its ability to stretch correctly. So, when it is forced to stretch when standing or walking, it may become inflamed and irritated. Other risk factors for plantar fasciitis may include:

  • Diabetes
  • Overweight and obesity
  • Being flat-footed or having an overly high arch
  • Becoming excessively active in a short period of time
  • Spending long hours on your feet

Symptoms of Plantar Fasciitis

The most common symptom of plantar fasciitis is aching pain in the heel of your feet. Other symptoms may include a burning and/or stabbing pain in the heel. Most people experience the bulk of their pain in the morning because the fascia tightens up while you are asleep at night, which causes the pain to diminish. So as soon as you get out of bed and place pressure on the ligament, it becomes taut, causing pain. The pain often decreases as the fascia warms up, but can easily return after standing for long periods, doing physical activity and/or bearing weight on your feet.

Chiropractic Care for Plantar Fasciitis in Sewell and Surrounding Areas

A chiropractor takes a holistic approach to your health, which means taking a whole body approach to your healing from plantar fasciitis. Here are some of the reasons you should consider visiting a chiropractor in Washington Township for plantar fasciitis:

  • Adjusting posture-chiropractic care may help you deal with one of the main contributors to plantar fasciitis pain, which is bad posture. The way you walk and the impact that is generated by your feet because of poor body posture can worsen plantar fasciitis. Chiropractic care can help to improve your posture, which in turn improves the way your feet feel when you move or walk.
  • Balanced weight-if plantar fasciitis in one foot is worse than in the other foot, it may be because your weight isn’t balanced across your feet. A chiropractor can help balance and realign your body so the weight is more evenly distributed and not falling more on one foot, which allows the affected foot to heal quicker as well as reduce the risk of your symptoms recurring.
  • Level of physical activity-a chiropractor can help eliminate the aches and pains in your neck, back and shoulders, which can help feel more positive about your health; in turn, you will be more ready to follow through with simple exercises that will help you heal quicker from plantar fasciitis.
  • Custom Orthotics- When your spine is aligned correctly, the amount of pressure on your feet can be dispersed evenly. Our chiropractor will check the biomechanics of your feet and see if you could benefit from custom orthotics.

Prevention of plantar fasciitis is essential. There are a number of options to help prevent the occurrence of this painful condition and to prevent it from returning. One of the most important things is to maintain a healthy weight, which will reduce the tension of the plantar fascia. It is also important to wear shoes that fit well, provide support and ample cushioning throughout your foot.

Schedule an Appointment With Our Sewell Chiropractor Today

If you suspect you may be suffering from plantar fasciitis, contact Eulo Chiropractic Center to learn more information about the treatment options we have available to eliminate your pain. Our chiropractor in Sewell offers services for the surrounding areas of Glassboro and Washington Township as well. Call us at 856-269-4567 to schedule an appointment.

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